My aunt really hurt TJ's feelings, asking what was wrong with him because he hid out in his schoolroom the whole time everyone was here. He actually asked Mom if my aunt knew he was not retarded. (Sorry for those of you offended by this term, he is not using it to be derogatory) She just kept yelling about something being wrong with him and I guess he told Mom she was mean and just stayed away. I don't think that helped him be very comfortable this week. We didn't get to the gym like we should or ride our bikes so its back to normal next week.
I had an updated 504 meeting with his teachers this week as well and he had so many glowing reviews! Here they are:
Hempel/Paragon: He has a very high A, consistently submitting thorough, thoughtful work. He volunteers regularly in the live sessions & can be counted on as a go-to person whenever I need one. His direct communication to me regarding assignments is minimal, but definitely sufficient. I am so delighted to have him again this year.
Weiner/Biology: He is an excellent online student. He completes all assignments on time, he is up to date with his work. He asks questions if he has them. Attends Collaborates. He has a 92% in my class.
Algebra I/Miller: TJ is doing great in Algebra. We communicate through the pager pretty much daily. He has a 97 in the class. LOVE LOVE LOVE him. He's funny and communicates well.
Spanish I/Lech: TJ has been doing very well in Spanish. He consistently completes all assignments on time and to and exceptional level. He is in attendance and participates during Collaborate sessions. His current average is 99%.
9th LA/Myers: 96%. TJ is doing well although Mom says he is struggling a bit from the workload. Mom reads aloud to him and he is successful with reading comp assignments. No additional accommodations seem to be needed.
PE/Lewis: 99%. He is doing very well in my course. I don't have any issues and he actually is one of my best students!
As you can see, he has a lot to be proud of!
I have been getting sooooooo much done lately with my crochet. I finally finished an angel I started a year ago and she is one of my best. I had a lot of trouble with her because she is for a child, not a baby. I usually only do babies because I suck at making mouths! I can do a pacifier instead and nobody knows. :) I was not happy with her mouth but her mother said she was perfect so I guess I will live. I had to wait for some more alphabet beads because I have made so many of these that I ran out of a letter I need for her name. They usually get a name necklace, bracelet, banner, etc. I am almost ready to start on one for Tripp. I found the perfect pattern with big, chubby cheeks.
I also have a friend that is expecting in December. Often when I finish a memory angel/doll, I like to do something cheery to counter that. So I decided to make her a layette. I found a good dress pattern then found booties and a sweater I am happy with. I haven't made the booties or sweater yet but I will probably start the booties tonight. Since the dress is a short sleeve, I just left the sleeves off and bought a long sleeve onesie. December in Kentucky can be pretty cold! I have a hooded sweater pattern that is really cute, I'll start that one as soon as the booties are done. Anyway, I am sure there are things I am leaving out on here but that's all I can think of for now. I'll leave you with a pic of the dress and an old one of TJ just for the heck of it.